Apr 03

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Raoul Comments: My high-school Latin tells me this title is “Fat Morgan”. Must be that guy on the left.

Published 1980

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 6.60 out of 10)

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13 Responses to “Fata Morgana”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Less Stephane Grappelli, and more Stephane Grapple-y.

  2. Francis Boyle Says:

    Sheesh lady cover up willya, your kotzwinkle is showing.

  3. fred Says:

    A more judicious placing of milady’s leg and the artist would not have had to bother with violinist underwear.

  4. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @Raoul—Yes, he’s Fata, she’s Morgana. Famous post-impressionist comedy duo that rocked the fin de siècle Moulin Rouge circuit!

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Edgar Degas strips down and gets in on the action.

  6. Tor Mented Says:

    Is she happy? Why, she’s over the moon!

  7. JuanPaul Says:

    Hindi Sad Diamonds, the burlesque version.

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    William Kotzwinkle, better know to modern readers as co-author of the Walter the Farting Dog series.

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    A satyr (?) in a hat plays the fiddle, while a big-haired stripper tortures the Moon from the famous early Melies film.

    This cover would make me run away from whatever the book might be.

    Still, this (and the Farting Dog books) explains why his E.T. sequel was so f’ing weird.

    And with a name like “Kotzwinkle”, there was no chance for the poor chap to grow up normal anyway — might as well write sci-fi.

    From what I saw on Goodreads, this is actually an accurate depiction of the contents. Yikes.

    @Tor: GSS.

  10. JuanPaul Says:

    @BAM …wait, seriously?

  11. Tor Mented Says:

    @Bruce. Thanks to the link you provided, I now know that the Norwegian and Icelandic languages have a word just for “farting dog:” prompehunden and prumpuhundur, respectively.
    I don’t know why they have such a specific word. Maybe it comes in handy when picking dogsled teams.
    “Sven, what are you doing? You put the prompehunden nearest to the driver!”

  12. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The moon looks like an upgraded space sheep.

  13. anon Says:

    Fata Morgana
    by William Kotzwinkle
    1860s fission mace in navel, poo orifice and other magical parts

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